What I’ll Tell {Told} Boy

You guys know I love the What I’ll Tell Sweet E series. This post is a twist on that, with a lesson for all of us who love someone (you know, ALL OF US!). What I’ll Tell {Told} Boy I was working through a business course exercise that would enable me to get clear on […]

The Importance of Dad

I’ve written before about my father and the things he taught me in his short life and this Father’s Day I will remember and honor his wisdom once again. There is no denying the importance of Dad in our lives. The yin to our mother’s yang (mostly), the lessons that a male perspective offers, and […]

Mog the Forgetful Cat

I’m not a cat person.  I like cats, just other people’s cats  I’m pretty sure I’d like your cat.  But, for me, it’s dogs all the way.  And ponies.  And sometimes blue birds, of the happiness variety. So how did we end up with a cat when Boy was younger? The Universe conspired against me, […]

5 Keys to a Happy Marriage

Garry and I have been married for over 32 years and we’re honestly happier than ever.  Not that it’s always been easy; anything this valuable doesn’t come without a price.  We’ve earned our marriage battle scars, but more importantly, when faced with the hardness of life, we’ve taken the path of joy and having a […]

The Pumpkin Bread You’ll Make All Year

Oh, boy. Wait. I mean: Oh, Boy! As in, I love when Boy points me to a recipe he loves knowing we’ll love it too. Sharing is caring, y’all. We are big fans of Sour Cream Banana Bread in this house.  Big. Fans.  The out-of-this-world deliciousness that is that banana bread is our gold standard […]

Kids Shenanigans

Y’all know how much I love a Klutz book, right?  See HERE and HERE if you’ve forgotten. Klutz was our go-to publisher of fun-time kids books in the summer or whenever we needed something fun to do.  When I find a book with a title and tagline this great, I gotta buy it: Kids Shenanigans: […]

Fun Indoor/Outdoor Activities for Kids

Need something creative to do with the kiddos indoors on a rainy day? Need something fun to do with the kiddos outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, after you’re done gardening with them? Need something that will entertain you (as you watch the shenanginas) as much as your younger charges? ~ A gentle reminder: […]

Weather Experiments Using Common Household Materials

Who doesn’t know a child that is fascinated by the whys and hows of weather?  Even I wonder about the mysteries of our complex climates. If you know a kiddo that’s curious, or you’re looking for something to do with your kids/grandkids that’s not only fun, but expands their grey matter a bit, man, have […]

Oh, Boy!

Boy. He’s one of my favorite things.  Spoken like a doting mom, right? When Boy first entered our lives, I was nervous about being a good mom.  I find it interesting that when Girl entered our lives that I was nervous about being a good MIL.  When Sweet E entered?  Oh, man…the nerves. But, as […]

Grandma Has a Life

If you’ve read here, even for a short time, you know of my deep love for my family.  I LURVS THEM! When I’m with any of them, they have my full attention.  I’m all in, making every moment count.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’ve lived long enough to know that things can […]

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